Peggy S. Eicher MD, Medical Director: of the Center for Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing at St. Joseph Children's Hospital New Jersey
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Female Speaker: Well let’s talk about what are feeding problems, will they come in all shapes and sizes from inadequate caloric intake resulting in failure to thrive, total food refusal as you could call this child who really only is nourished by his bottle feedings, bottle dependence where they are unable to do anything else, failure to advance texture, usually this is stock on the Stage 2 foods can advance to either chewables or the lumpy baby foods, food selectivity, these are the classic microneme of the world usually they only prefer carbohydrates and often times they are white foods, egg yolk, macaroni, white bread. Oral frontal dysfunction, this is what we are best trained to keep our ears to tuned for aspiration and confident swallow. There is recurrent vomiting so things go in well, they just don’t stay there and mealtime behaviors, which are sometimes, are often the most perplexing for parents, the dawdling, the expelling, the prolonged mealtimes.